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Confederate officer's wartime diary decoded
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Confederate officer's wartime diary decoded

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
A century and a half after a Confederate wrote his coded Civil War diary, a pair of Yankees have figured out why he took the extra precaution.
 
In 1989, fall athletes were on the run and in the swing of things

In 1989, fall athletes were on the run and in the swing of things

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Just about every high school athlete is running this time year. Guys and girls are sprinting after footballs, field hockey balls and soccer balls. Twenty-five years ago, kids were doing the same things.
 
With ‘Newsies’ coming, Proctors will be in spotlight like many times before

With ‘Newsies’ coming, Proctors will be in spotlight like many times before

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Proctors, Schenectady’s landmark theater, will begin its 2014-15 Broadway Series on Saturday when “Newsies the Musical” begins a seven-day engagement. The State Street theater has also been a place for big shows, movies, magicians and musicians.
 
Gazette reporters, photographers are the subjects of this Scrapbook

Gazette reporters, photographers are the subjects of this Scrapbook

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
Today — as part of The Gazette’s observance of its 120th anniversary — writers and photographers receive their close-ups in Capital Region Scrapbook.
 
Mohonasen’s Class of '64 set for reunion

Mohonasen’s Class of '64 set for reunion

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
Afternoons at Zubal’s market and nights at Rollarama and the Towne Tavern ended a long time ago for Rita Collins Piscitelli, Nick Constantino and Karen Blakelock Lyons. But those may be among the topics when they and fellow members of Mohonasen's Class of 1964 gather for their 50-year reunion.
 
Native American festival returns to Saratoga state park
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Native American festival returns to Saratoga state park

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
The Saratoga Native American Festival, held on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center grounds in past years, returned in a new location a few hundred yards away after a year’s absence.
 
TV special puts Stonehenge in spotlight
LOS ANGELES

TV special puts Stonehenge in spotlight

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
"Stonehenge Empire" focuses on the results of a five-year, high-tech effort to map the site and surroundings — including evidence of other monuments and burial mounds.
 
Medal of Honor campaign for Albany WWI hero advances
ALBANY

Medal of Honor campaign for Albany WWI hero advances

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that would allow the president to consider awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to Sgt. Henry Johnson, a World War I hero from upstate New York.
 
ALBANY

Italian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site.
 
Seminar speakers to discuss location of historic fort

Seminar speakers to discuss location of historic fort

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
The subject of a Len Tantillo painting, Fort Nassau, and the year it was built, 1614, will be the theme of this year’s 37th New Netherland Seminar on Saturday at the New York State Museum.
 
Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON

Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.
 
Quitting time: Clues on signs help date photo of downtown clothing store

Quitting time: Clues on signs help date photo of downtown clothing store

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
The Capital Region Scrapbook vault is open today, with shots that show spots on State Street during the 1920s and 1930s.
 
STILLWATER

Revolutionary War event at Saratoga Battlefield

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
A Revolutionary War encampment is being held this weekend at Saratoga National Historical Park to mark the 237th anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga.
 
Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner
WASHINGTON

Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic — in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry — the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.
 
Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled
WASHINGTON

Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Lead discoverer Nizar Ibrahim of the University of Chicago said the bizarre dinosaur scientists unveiled Thursday is so weird that studying it was like working on an extraterrestrial.
 
 

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